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In February 2022, the Environmental Quality Commission adopted Oregon Administrative Rules amendments to allow adoption of TMDLs as rules, as well as issued by order, in alignment with authorities in Oregon Revised Statutes. For more information about that rulemaking process, please visit DEQ's rulemaking web page.
DEQ is convening an advisory committee to review the technical issues and fiscal impacts related to the proposed rules. In convening this committee, DEQ has appointed members that reflect the range of entities that are both directly and indirectly affected by proposed changes to the rules.
Meeting 3: March 22, 2023
Meeting 2: Oct. 19, 2022
Meeting 1: Aug. 25, 2022
DEQ invites input on the attached rulemaking notification and supporting documents for the Upper Yaquina River Watershed Bacteria and Dissolved Oxygen Total Maximum Daily Loads. The comment period closes at 4 p.m. on July 11, 2023.
For more information, see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which includes the notice and proposed rules.
DEQ plans to hold one public hearing. Anyone may attend. This hearing is being held by webinar and teleconference only. Join online via ZoomJoin by phone: Call-in number: 1-253-215-8782 Meeting ID: 867 4112 8841 Passcode: 163079
Sign up for email or text updates on this rulemaking via GovDelivery.
DEQ intends to submit the proposed rule changes to the EQC at their Sept. 14-15, 2023 or Nov. 16-17, 2023 commission meeting.
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